Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC)

D. A. R. T. Contact:

Doug Lockhart
Project Development and Training Coordinator

Independent Living Resource Centre
311a-393 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3B 3H6

Disability Awareness Resource Training (DART)

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an innovative program providing education, awareness and information to public and private sectors on the socio-economic potential of the disability community.

Advantages to the community:

  • Presentations are tailored to the audience and offer diverse content and methods of delivery
  • Community-directed and developed training
  • Process and content promotes the human rights, economic and social participation of people with disabilities
  • Training delivered from a cross disability/age perspective
  • Learn how to access one of the richest untapped markets in North America

Topics that DART can cover:

  • Workplace Accommodations - Tapping into the Hidden Market
  • General Disability Awareness
  • Transportation
  • Disaster and Emergency Management Network - Is Your Business Ready? (Train the Trainer)
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Attendant Support
  • Service Animals
  • Accessible Equipment and Technology & Alternate Media
  • Conference/Event Planning
  • Language/Terminology
  • Web Site Accessibility
  • Other modules can be customized to your organizational needs

Delivery method

  • Community-directed Training
  • Panel discussions
  • Web conferencing
  • Video
  • KOB (Kids on the Block educational puppet troupe)
  • Power Point presentations
  • Group discussion and role play
  • Adaptive Disability Skill Stations
  • Handouts, Activities/Quizzes

Since 1984 Independent Living Resource Centre has delivered over 20 programs and projects under the direction and control of people with disabilities assuming responsibility for our own resources and supports.

ILRC is equipped to deliver the training at our site or in the community.

To register for training or for more information, please use the contact information on the left.

Independence is not the quality of tasks we can perform without assistance but the quality of life we can live with help.
(Zola 1982)